Jimmy Mathew is a reconstructive micro surgeon and Professor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi. He was part of the five- member surgical team that did India's first hand transplant, which was a double hands transplant.His published works include The Stethoscope and the Scalpel and Blood, Sweat and Cheers! He has also published a book of memoirs in Malayalam. He is a regular columnist for the Malayalam website, azhimukham.com. His poems and stories have been published in various journals. In November 2014, one of his stories was selected through the Penguin-Sudha Murthy contest and was published in the book Something Happened on the Way to Heaven.